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hampshire is a big prize. and as president obama stumped there republican challenger mitt romney was trying to nail down support in florida. >> we are going to win this, you know that. >> reporter: is going into the last full week of the presidential campaign both candidates are reaching out to undecided voters. >> i'm asking you to compare my plan with governor romney's. i want you to know what we're proposing, each of us and see which plan is better for your. >> four years ago then candidate barack obama spoke about big things. but now he's reduced to talking about small things. he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> reporter: while early vote is under way in several states the threat of hurricane sandy is throwing both campaigns in to disarray. governor romney and running mate paul ryan were forced to cancel events in virginia and instead turn their attention to ohio. the state that's looking more and more like a clincher. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> do you know what's in the food you eat? supporters of proposition 37 say it will help m form people and today they
set a record sparked largely by a single remark by mitt romney that he would cut funding to public broadcasting and big bird. president obama largely criticized for a lack luster performance last night jumped on the "sesame street" reference saying thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. he joked that the real mitt romney didn't show up for the faceoff. >> the real mitt romney said we don't need any more teachers in our classrooms. [ booing ] >> but don't -- don't boo, vote. the fellow on stage last night, he loves teachers. >> and trickle-down government that the president proposes is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i instead want to keep taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. >> gop rival romney said his campaign has been rejuvenated following his strong performance last night. >> we're not even 24 hours removed from the debate, and the country's still buzzing about some of the things that happened in the debate. >> the first chance to see the candidates square off drew nearly 70 million viewers. many of wh
their fight in different swing states. president obama in iowa, and mitt romney in virginia. >> i just think the american people had expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years but he can't. >> you heard of the square deal. mitt romney's trying to sell you a sketchy deal. we're not buying it. >> plenty of verbal jabs. the third and final debate will be next monday evening in florida, another key battleground state. >> there are 20 days to go in the run for the white house. the focus is on which candidate has momentum headed into the final stretch. i want to bring in larry gerston. the cnn poll, the president won the debate but lost some on questions about health care and the economy. what does that say about president obama's chances of stopping that momentum that is building for romney? >> i think it's a couple of things. one, the president has enjoyed the edge in likability. all along and i think he continued that edge last night. whatever the fra discuss between the two of them romney seems more the bully if you w
chest $3.2 million fatter after the fund-raiser last night. republican nominee mitt romney passed mr. obama in the gallop survey. at uc davis, a high profile rally featuring bill clinton demonstrated how important both parties consider california's congressional races. mr. clinton was there to boost the profiles of sacramento area incumbe incumbents, as well as two challengers who hope to unseat republicans. before his student audience, clinton hammered hard on the value of mr. obama's student loan reform program which a romney white house would repeal. >> when you, like every previous generation of young persons, when you can afford to repay your loans, you do it virtually every time, so the taxpayers save money, so making it possible to repay your loans means more of you will. >> he told this one issue alone could change the future of the u.s. >>> the san francisco food bank is reeling from an unexpected funding cut. we show you why it's only one of the only bay area counties to miss out on badly needed federal funds. >> it's bread, vegetables and eggs for breakfast. >> reporter: g
? will romney walk away from nevada and iowa? it's all about taking the road to get to those 270 electoral votes. >> we saw it today, mr. obama in florida, romney in nevada and denver. we talked about the electoral college. what about the voters? >> for voters, it's all about what campaigns call the ground game. about three dozen states are now engaged in early voting already. both campaigns will do everything possible to get the votes out now, especially from those voters they think opposed to them. romney will go after seniors. obama will go after college students. romney will try to peel off at least 60% of the white vote. obama will work for about 80% of the nonwhite vote. as in the past, race will be a pervasive factor. they have each done a lot of data mining at this point. they know where the votes are. of course, the votes are no good unless the votes are cast. and this is the kind of struggle that will continue throughout the period right through election day. it's political, hand-to-hand combat and nothing less. >> we're kind of both marveling at this, down to these last 14 days. has a
obama and mitt romney also can't ignore hurricane sandy. so today marked a brief suspension of the presidential campaign. mr. obama canceled campaigning in florida, wisconsin and flew back to washington to help coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney canceled events in wisconsin and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive with so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay won't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hos
and mitt romney speak about how their running mates fared in last night's debate. >>> want to check this out? a live look at the space shuttle "endeavour" as it slowly makes its way through los angeles creating a lot of buzz. >>> houston, we have a drive by. slow and steady. not typically associated with the space shuttle. >> tonight that is exactly how "endeavour" is rolling through the streets of l.a. we'll go to los angeles following the final mission. quite a scene out there. >> reporter: it certainly is, jessica and what an incredible day it was. i am at the first stopping point for the shuttle. it has since moved on to its number two stopping point. let's show you a live look as to what is happening right now as the shuttle is sitting there. it'll sit there for about six hours or so and they're actually getting the shuttle ready to cross the 405 freeway bridge and that happens tomorrow morning. now the shuttle departed l.a.x. around 2:00 this morning. it was rolled away on its 200,000-pound transport vehicle. the "endeavour" made its first stop at about three and a half miles
to election day. what the president has to do is get that energy up, call mitt romney from his perspective on the changing nature of the romney campaign from what it was in the primaries, very conservative, to the moderate positions he's taken now. the president can't let any of that go. for his part, of course, mitt romney has to continue to talk about the president's failure quote-unquote in terms of his perspective, failure to energy the economy after four years. it should be a very good debate particularly because of the context in which it takes place. >> such a critical night for both men. candy crowley said today she will ask follow-up questions if she thinks the questions aren't being directly answered. tom brokaw did the same ning in the last election. how does it change the dynamic? >> it does. you can get rid of the canned answers, raj. they're all prepared for the questions. they know what most of the questions are. they have a canned answer they're ready to give and a safe answer. with the follow-up question, what it the anchor is saying, w about this and that? can you clarify
, virginia, north carolina, all of which have suffered from this monster storm. >> the romney camp has had to cancel a lot of their campaign stops, as well. and now they're talking about maybe moving into these areas to make it a campaign sort of walk around and talk to the people that have been impacted. will that help them? >> romney has to be careful on what he does over the next couple of days. remember libya and how he went to it to talk about what the president did wrong? guess what? he can't make it look like he's capitalizing on obama's inability to campaign during the hurricane crisis. there's another problem for romney. the past three days, the president has looked down right presidential, while monitoring the crisis, moving the support where it's needed. even republican governor chris christie has praised the president over his attention to the crisis. this kind of free publicity is terrific. and it may sway some of the people to see the president as that kind of hands on crisis management kind of guy. so you know, sandy will have an impact on the election, we just don't know wh
romney and his running mate are both in the swing state of ohio this weekend. romney spoke to a large crowd, you can see there. hammered the president on china, job creation and the taxes. >> and then, of course, he says he's going to raise taxes. does anyone really think raising taxes on anyone helps get more people to work? the president's plan is status quo. more of the saime. he calls it forward. i call it forewarned. >> paul ryan was also in ohio today. he told voters in that manufacturing state that the president's china policies have cost the country manufacturing jobs. >>> and in denver, police confirm a shot was fired through the window of president obama's downtown campaign office there. they say their investigation includes video from city surveillance cameras's they described the investigation of friday's incident as active and ongoing. people were inside the office when the shooting happened yesterday afternoon. no one was injured. >>> and we have new information on the bachelor party on the bay that ended with a coast guard rescue. a group of would-be partiers are safe o
on the outcome, the president is playing the underdog card. >> governor romney is a good debator. i'm just okay. >> he plays them well too. >> romney has been practicing with ohio senator rob portman standing in as the president. president obama has chosen john kerry to spar with. >> today president obama got an endorsement from an unlikely world leader. >> president obama did not ask for this endorsement is not going to comment on it. it's coming from venezuela president hugo chavez. the socialist leader known for anti-american rhetoric says he hopes mr. obama wins the presidential election. he called mr. obama "a good guy." his comments could be a sign that he's looking for a better diplomatic relations with the u.s., the top buyer of venezuela's oil. >>> in eastern afghanistan, the taliban launched a deadly attack on u.s. forces. a suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint u.s./afghan patrol killing 14 people including three americans. today's attack comes after a deadly weekend on american forces pushing the u.s. military death toll to over 2,000 since the start
to the romney campaign. >> we need someone who can turn it around fast is mitt romney. there's not much time left. >> the legendary tv add paid for by american krogs roads. >> the ad is running in seven key swing states. president obama is in los angeles. air force one touched down at lax late this afternoon. the president arrived at our nbc studios for his appearance on the "tonight show." with less than two weeks until this election california isn't a swing street, you know that, but a chat with jay leno brings national exposure. >> the white house is back on damage control last night about internal details surfaced about the attack. >> janelle is here with the news around the world. >> two hours after the attack in benghazi white house officials were notified that they claimed responsibility on their twitter and forthcoming pages. three other americans and chris stevens were killed. in the days following the killings they said the attack was fuelled by a spontaneous demonstration over an anti-muslim video and it wasn't until about a week later did they say it was a planned terrorist attac
republican which he considers a dying breed. >>> mitt romney kept his focus today on the crucial battleground state of ohio. his battle ground bus rolling into the small towns and crowds. this one in the town of worthington, ohio. he continues hammering on a message of change. >> the president's campaign is slipping because he cannot find an agenda. he is for it. there are only 12 days left. he hasn't had a chance to defend it or describe it to the american people in our debates. >> it is all about money. this presidential race is expected to cross the $2 billion fund, the fundraising mark today. $2 billion in fundraising. donations supporting president obama and governor romney total more than $1.5 billion by the end of september. >> still ahead, giants fans snapping up world famous memorabilia. how do you know if it is real? >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. we'll have the giants forecast for game three and four coming up. here's a look at tomorrow's weather. clearing, sunshine, and also, warmer inland with mid 70s. however, in that seven day we are even more rain that looks to develop as
voting could be disrupted by this weather. but today mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to -- a romney administration will reach across the aisle to get things down in washington. >> these things we can only do if we bridge the divide between the political parties. we're going to meet with democrat and republican leaders in washington regularly. >> president obama is back in washington after wrapping up a 48-hour, eight-state campaign blitz. he's resting by the way his hoarse voice. harry reid is all right after his motorcade got in an incident. the 72-year-old reid suffered rib and hip injuries, six cars, including two las vegas police cars and two capital police vehicles were involved in this early afternoon crash. several members of reid's security team and staffers also suffered minor injuries. >>> not old enough to legally ride a bike or scooter without a bike helmet but old enough to work in the field. tonight on nbc bay area investigation, it's child labor, prompting a new push to change that law. a california congresswoman is calling for new protection f
themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. >> reporte governor romney appeared in denver. you can watch the debate. topic is domestic policy and moderator is jim lair. coverage begins at 6:00 tomorrow night. >>> a warning about a popular seafood. it's the details of a costco recall. >>> i'm jeff ranieri. temperatures holding onto the century mark in the east bay and starting to slowly climb on down into south bay right now with plenty of low 90s here across parts of san jose down to campbell. we'll have more on that full forecast in our seven-day in details on when major cooling will arrive in just a few minutes. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked.
% during the observe presency. mitt romney in virginia's coal company argued that the numbers seem better than they are. >> when i'm president of the united states, that unemployment rate is going to come down. not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force but because we're creating more jobs. >> today's news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> the next jobs report comes out four days before the election. >> a bay area flight was -- there were loose passenger seats. a flight was among the flights grounded for the day so repairs could be made. american airlines announced the fix for the problem. it says wear and tear, poor design and possibly even spilt coca-cola for causing opinions to come out of the assembly which attaches the seat to the floor. was it 757s when the airline reconfigured them. the airline seats, repairs will be innished tomorrow. >> giant, 49er, something for everybody on this which issiest weekend of the year. it's amazing to watch that
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